We went to the new Finn & Porter in DC for dinner this weekend. It's in an Embassy Suites hotel near the Convention Center. We've been to the Finn & Porter in Alexandria before, and we came away from the DC one with the same impression -- we had a decent meal, and while we don't feel compelled to go back, we wouldn't be averse to returning if the opportunity arises.
To start, I had the crabcake appetizer, which was excellent (from what I recall, I think it was $13). The crabcake was lump crabmeat, not much filler, and no shells.
For the entree, I had the salmon stuffed with crab and brie, and on the side was rice with lemon butter and two slices of grilled eggplant that were rolled and stuffed with julienned zucchini, yellow squash and a little rice (I believe that entree was $21). The salmon was good though the brie and lemon butter could make the dish a little too rich depending on your taste. I enjoyed the rice, but my dining companion who ordered the same dish thought the rice had a bit too much lemon butter. The edges of the salmon were thinner than the middle, and I found the edges to be slightly overcooked. The crab filling was not in lumps like the crabcake but shredded and was in a creamy sauce (the brie).
For dessert, my dining companions ordered the cheesecake and the chocolate cake (they called it a souffle on the menu, but it was more of a soft warm cake). I just had tastes of those, and they were fine though I didn't think they were anything special. At the end, like 2941, Finn & Porter gives you a cloud of cotton candy with your check. As I mentioned, we had a pleasant time but with so many other restaurants out there, we would opt to try other places or return to old favorites.
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